I can close my eyes and see my early teenage self and my best friend Marc playing wiffle ball home run derby in my backyard. He was a huge Dodger fan and I was a huge Yankee fan. We would imitate pitchers and batters as we went through our line-ups.
A few nights ago, I found myself channel surfing.
And then, something caught my attention – Yankees and Dodgers: An Uncivil War. Wow, Marc would have loved this. And as I watch, I see things that I did recognize as a teenager.
I see the issues of society in those days.
I see teammates struggling to be a team.
I see a special player, Mr. October, Reggie Jackson do something remarkable.
I see him take three swings and hit three homeruns in one World Series game to secure the championship for the Yankees.
Three swings, same outcome. Perfection.
Like all great athletes, Reggie made it look easy.
The same goes in business.
Great business development professionals and recruiters can take a multi-step process and make it look easy, almost seamless.
Just like Reggie, it takes mindset and motion to master the skill of each component that yields exceptional results.
In today’s world, we all want things to happen fast, if not yesterday.
As you bring new teammates into your business or learn new things as a business owner, a word of coaching:
Read it, watch it, talk about it, and practice it. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. Go to the next piece.
We all learn a little differently. Some things we learn quickly while others take more time.
Praise the effort as the mastery of the skill will get better.
Criticize the lack of effort (motion), the lack of desire (mindset).
Thanks for reading.
Until next week,